The Emerging Landscape Of Global Warming Liability

Law360, New York (April 15, 2010, 12:58 PM EDT) -- What do Inupiat Eskimos in Kivalina, Alaska, Mississippians and New York City all have in common? Each is a plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking redress for harm resulting from global warming.

The lawsuits — filed in federal courts in California, Mississippi and New York, respectively, against various oil, power, utility, coal and chemical companies — allege that the companies’ greenhouse gas emissions contributed to global warming which, in turn, led to a host of cataclysmic events, including melted Arctic sea ice and the erosion of ancestral...
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